Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Underwater in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

For the last few weeks I have been in Sharm, training as a PADI Divemaster, so there has been little opportunity for shooting. I did have a chance to get one day off so the camera was in the water and take some shots. I also managed to spend a couple of days with guests helping them to improve and get the most out of the cameras and improve their underwater photography. Taking photographs underwater is something that is now accessible to more and more people, as the cost of buying the equipment necessary has dropped considerably and the range of cameras that now have housings has increased dramatically. The technology of the cameras themselves is also getting better with more megapixels, RAW format capability in many cameras as well as low noise at high ISO so taking photos should be easier than ever. However, any people are disappointed with the results that they get from their cameras, but, following a few simple guidelines along with a some insider tips, you can take some really fantastic underwater images. The image above is of one of the guests with her compact camera and external, slave, strobe, it was a new setup and she was struggling to achieve accurate colours throughout the image, by the end of a couple of dives she produced some really strong images of a turtle that, I am assured will be printed off and hung on the wall. If you have any questions about underwater photography, feel free to contact me via my website, here

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